Meeting the God of Mercy with Fr. Jesus Galindo

We sat down with Fr. Jesus Galindo to talk about the Year of Mercy and its place in the lives of the parish of San Antonio. He shared with us his thoughts and hopes for the year and how we can all encounter God’s mercy throughout Lent and the rest of the year. Fr. JesusContinue reading “Meeting the God of Mercy with Fr. Jesus Galindo”

HEALTH CARE MINISTRY NEWS by Barbie Young

The Health Care Ministry had its first activity of the year—a recollection in Taal, Batangas, last January 13, 2015. The group visited some old, ancestral homes at Taal Town, The Heritage Town, which showcased our Filipino heritage. However, the visit to the Taal Basilica of St. Martin de Tours and the Shrine of Our LadyContinue reading “HEALTH CARE MINISTRY NEWS by Barbie Young”

Health Care Ministry Gives to Rizal Medical Center by Chuchi Quevedo

Despite the announcement that no classes and no government offices would open due to Typhoon Ruby, the Health Care Ministry members did not mind getting a little wet last Dec. 9. Accompanied by their spiritual adviser Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM, they went ahead with their plan to distribute 150 ecobags to the Pedia Ward, Medicine,Continue reading “Health Care Ministry Gives to Rizal Medical Center by Chuchi Quevedo”

“WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?” Sunday Gospel Reflection, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time A, by Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM

Jesus did not suffer from identity crisis, nor was he “image conscious,” as many of our politicians and movie stars are. When he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” he was not conducting a survey or a popularity poll. He knew well enough what people thought of him.Continue reading ““WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?” Sunday Gospel Reflection, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time A, by Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM”

“Not on Bread Alone Is Man to Live” by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

Lent is not mainly about “giving up,” rather it is about “growing up.” It is a time to enrich and strengthen our faith and to reinforce our weak spots—where temptations are more likely to get through; it might be anger, unforgiveness, addiction to gambling, alcohol or drugs, pride or infidelity. The aim is to getContinue reading ““Not on Bread Alone Is Man to Live” by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand.” by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

…to establish the kingdom of God, a kingdom of justice, peace, truth and love… for this task to succeed, …(Jesus needed to find) …only a humble and docile heart. Historical note: Zebulun and Naphtali, mentioned in today’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah and in the gospel, are two of the twelve tribes of IsraelContinue reading ““Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand.” by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“Stay awake… Be prepared” by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

“Prepare the way of the Lord.” The way of the Lord is none other than our way of life. As early as September 1, there were Christmas carols being played on radio. The department stores began to display Christmas cards, trees, lights, and all sorts of Christmas décor. Now comes the Church liturgy and announcesContinue reading ““Stay awake… Be prepared” by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“Money Fills Your Pocket But Empties Your Heart”, Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

As long as we are ruled by greed and selfishness, we only think of ourselves and our welfare. But as soon as Jesus takes hold of our life, we begin to think about the needs of others. Luke’s gospel can very well be called the “Gospel of the Underdog.” Jesus consistently shows his love andContinue reading ““Money Fills Your Pocket But Empties Your Heart”, Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“Make Friends with Dishonest Wealth” by Fr. Jesus Galindo

Make friends with those who, when one day you find yourself in trouble, that is, before God’s throne of justice, will defend and welcome you. These friends, we know, are the poor. This Sunday’s Gospel presents us with a parable that in some respects has important contemporary relevance: the parable of the dishonest steward. TheContinue reading ““Make Friends with Dishonest Wealth” by Fr. Jesus Galindo”

“Your Faith Has Saved You” by Fr. Jesus

What the gospel wants to tell us is that Jesus loves the sinner’s humility and repentance, while he detests the pride of the self-righteous. During this Year of Faith, which is well into its second half, it might have been a good spiritual exercise to take up, on Sundays, gospel passages in which faith isContinue reading ““Your Faith Has Saved You” by Fr. Jesus”